How to Dispose of an Old Mattress

Black Diamond Junk Removal is equipped to haul your old mattress away

Even the best, most comfortable mattresses get old and worn out. This guide will show you how to get rid of an old mattress in a way that is both eco-friendly and economical.

First, conduct research on how to correctly dispose of a mattress in your state. States such as California and Connecticut have passed mattress recycling laws as a way to cut down on the number of mattresses that end up in landfills. By researching local laws, you will ensure you are compliant with all local regulations.

Once you are familiar with your local laws and regulations, you are ready to select an environmentally conscious and affordable solution to get rid of your old mattress.

The most convenient way to get an old mattress hauled away is to hire a professional junk removal company. If you are in Northeast Ohio you can give Black Diamond Junk Removal a call. However, if you are more of a do-it-yourselfer, read on and find the best option for you.

For the do-it-yourselfers:

Option One: Take your mattress to a local mattress recycling center.

You have the option to take your mattress to a nearby recycling center. However, not every region of the country has a recycling center and transporting a mattress there yourself can be challenging. A quick Google search can reveal mattress recyclers near you.

Option Two: Drop the mattress off at a mattress donation center.

If your mattress is still in acceptable condition, consider dropping it off at a nearby charity that accepts used mattresses. Donation centers will not accept mattresses that are stained or infested with bed bugs. Some charities that accept mattress donations are Goodwill, Salvation Army, and Habitat for Humanity.

Option Three: Try selling the mattress online.

If the mattress has not been used much, Facebook marketplace and craigslist are two websites where used mattress could be sold.

Lastly, some cities allow mattresses to be set out by the road with the trash. Usually, you will need to encase the mattress in plastic and seal it with packing tape.

Furthermore, if curbside pickup of mattresses is not offered where you live, you can also take a mattress to landfills that accept mattresses. However, you will have to pay a disposal fee.